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After a long and grueling journey through the lower bracket playoffs at the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship, MPL PH powerhouse Blacklist International has captured the M3 crown after a clean 4-0 sweep against ONIC PH.

Blacklist International’s clean sweep against ONIC PH at the M3 World Championship grand final

Edward of Blacklist International after winning the M3 World Championship
Credit: Mobile Legends Esports

The all Philippines rematch was in full effect once again as MPL PH Season 8 champion Blacklist International faced off MPL PH Season 8 first-runner up ONIC PH in the grand final.

Despite ONIC PH’s spectacular nine-game win streak in the upper bracket, Blacklist rode on their own momentum after beating BTK and RRQ Hoshi in the lower bracket, sweeping the yellow hedgehog squad four to zero.

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang M3 World Championship MPL PH representative, ONIC PH
Credit: Moonton

It was evenly matched in the first game, as both teams traded blows, but Blacklist International quickly turned things around in the late game to get the 1-0 lead.

Kiel “OHEB” Soriano brought out his signature Beatrix pick in the second game, leading them to victory in just 13 minutes. OHEB also received MVP honors after he finished with a 8/1/8 KDA on the marksman hero.

ONIC PH unfortunately wasn’t able to bounce back, as the Tier One-backed squad went on to dominate in the next two games.

Star gold laner OHEB’s flawless performance at the M3 World Championship

Mobile Legends: Bang Bang MPLI 2021 Blacklist International player, OHEB
Credit: ONE Esports

With the win, Blacklist International took home the lion’s share of the US$800,000 prize pool.

Blacklist International star gold laner OHEB was named the M3 World Championship grand finals Most Valuable Player (MVP).

OHEB, dubbed “The Filipino Sniper” at the world tournament, received a US$10,000 prize along with his individual award.

For their valiant effort, ONIC PH took home US$120,000.

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